Emergency financial support for carers

There is financial and other support available in emergencies. If you are struggling or in an urgent situation, find out what help you may be able to get. You may find that caring increases your expenses and decreases your income. As a result, one in five carers...

Benefits of speaking to a financial advisor

Why you should get professional financial advice as you approach needing care One of the biggest financial decisions that you will make in your lifetime is how you pay for your care costs, and for many it will be the last big financial decision they have to take.  For...

Insurance cover and mental health

Many people find that buying insurance provides financial security and peace of mind. For example, you could get insurance to cover medical costs in case you become unwell, or travel insurance in case you lose your passport or something is stolen while you’re on...

Free Moneywise guide

Money can be tight at times, especially once we retire and find ourselves living on a fixed income while our fuel bills, travel costs and general living expenses go up every year. Yet many older people are missing out on hundreds of pounds of entitlements they could...

In debt with cancer: Is your bank listening?

Some cancer sufferers who phone the Macmillan support line want to talk about death, and the process of dying. But for 25 times as many patients, it’s not their health they want to discuss. It’s their finances. Macmillan’s research shows that most...